I loved seeing former President Clinton at the DNC on TV; his speech triggered an immense, powerful wave of 90’s nostalgia. Not only were the 90s the decade I grew up in, during which my identity as an individual was forged, it also represented a simpler time for America: a time when the biggest problem facing the American people was the fact that our president was getting his dick sucked.
I believe that in 10 years when we look back on the Bush administration, we will remember a time of international tension and uncertainty, a time when our alliances were strained, when our nation was in fear of the faceless “terrorist” enemy, further manipulated and confused by all the “terror alerts,” lorded over by an empire-like coalition of multi-billionaire government figures and corporate cronies in the White House, and on top of it all a president who at best appears to be inept as a communicator and at worst appears to be a bumbling idiot. All in all, a lousy four (or possibly eight) years.
The 90s were so cool! Hootie and the Blowfish! Good shows on Nickelodeon! MTV before it sold out! That haircut that was dyed blond on top with the brown roots on the bottom (1998! I had it!) Tomagotchis! Nintendo 64! BILL CLINTON!!!